COVID-19 response august 2020 update

All winter 2020-2021 classes will be online. 

Upcoming classes are listed below. Please email or call 612-237-6505 with questions.

Training Events and Registration

Mediation Center training can be tailored for organizations or groups. Please call Aimee Gourlay 612-237-6505 for more information.


Upcoming Events

Custody Evaluation
43 Hours between April 21 and May 1, 2021

Some parents are unable to resolve custody and parenting time disputes, even with the wide availability of ADR processes. A Custody/Parenting Time Evaluation, when done thoroughly and ethically, can help families, attorneys, and courts resolve these issues. This 43-hour training addresses the “how-to’s” as well as the complexities of the evaluation process.

Click the “Register” button for date and time details.

30-Hour General Mediation Skills Training
MN Supreme Court Certified Rule 114
May 20 - 25, 2021 (Th/Fri/Mon/Tues)

The course is designed for people from all professional backgrounds: managers hone their conflict management skills; lawyers find new ways to help clients solve problems; judges are challenged to expand their approach to resolving lawsuits; human resource professionals gain an invaluable tool. Counselors and therapists, public employees, educators, health care professionals and bartenders have all incorporated mediation skills learned in this training into their jobs.

This experiential course teaches tools and strategies for effective conflict intervention. Participants learn a five-step mediation structure. The stages of the mediation process are demonstrated by use of a video dramatization created especially for this training. It also examines the causes of conflict, cultural issues in mediation and ethical concerns.

Learn more and register by clicking the “Register” button.


Fall Training Schedule (Registration will open in June)
Rule 114 Certified 30-Hour General Civil Mediation Skills
Date/Time & Location:   September 15 – 18, 2021, 8:00 – 5:30, in person in the Twin Cities, MN if possible (backup on Zoom)
Rule 114 Certified 40-Hour Family Mediation Skills 
Date/Time & Location:   September 30 – October 2, 2021, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, on Zoom
             AND October 14 – October 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, in person in the Twin Cities, MN if possible (backup on Zoom)
Advanced Early Neutral Evaluation
Date/Time & Location:    October 8, 2021, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, in person in the Twin Cities, MN if possible (backup on Zoom)